Ben Lindsey (basketball)

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Ben Lindsey
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Arizona
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Grand Canyon
Head coaching record
Overall 321-161 (.666)
Accomplishments and honors
NAIA Division I championship (1975, 1978)

Ben Lindsey (born c. 1940) is a former collegiate basketball coach. During his 16 years as coach of Grand Canyon College he accumulated a 317-137 record and won two NAIA championships. Lindsey then coached the Arizona Wildcats to a 4-24 record during a single season.[1] Following his termination as head coach at Arizona, he filed a US$3 million wrongful termination suit against the school claiming that he had received a verbal contract promising a minimum of four years to improve the school's basketball program.[2] Lindsey prevailed in his legal battle and was awarded US$695,000 in damages.[3] This award was later trimmed and the former coach collected US$215,000.[4]


  1. ^ "Lindsey Asks For, Gets Support From Tucson Fans". Prescott Courier. March 4, 1983. pp. 1B. 
  2. ^ "Lindsey Testifies". Mohave Daily Miner. September 25, 1986. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Judge Denies Bid To Trim Jury Award". Prescott Courier. December 16, 1986. pp. 8A. 
  4. ^ "Lindsey back on bench at Maryvale High School". Prescott Courier. June 15, 1989. pp. 11A.